Articles on: entrepreneur

Sven and the bike – When Business Growth doesn’t really matter…

At Aspire we spend a lot of time helping businesses grow, but occasionally we’re reminded that some small businesses work best as they are.  You can copy an artist but you’ll never duplicate them.  Such was the case with a recent visit to Sven and his bicycle shop in Anaconda, MT. A Flat Tire…. My […]

The Most Important Business Lesson of 2015 for me: And all it cost me were two close friends

This is a guest post from my friend Stephen Heiner – Stephen has the unusual (unique?) situation of having successfully sold one business only to move to Paris, France and start several more – here’s a big lesson that he learned in 2015. It’s not a subject with easy answers: can family or friends work […]

How Do You Get Motivated to Build Your Business?

Building a successful business is a challenge – even when you are doing everything the right way. And if you’re not positively motivated…if you aren’t chasing after something that you’re really excited about, the grind is going to wear you down sooner rather than later. Let me give you an example – I met a […]

The Traveling Entrepreneur – what it’s cracked up to be…

I’m excited to share a great post from Stephen Heiner – he’s got a great entrepreneurial story (well several of them in fact) and he’s living his dream right now in Paris as a traveling entrepreneur – check out his great advice below.   Shawn Kinkade   Kansas City Business Coach Dream job.  Work anywhere.  Your […]

Where are you when it comes to Effort vs. Success?

Every now and then it’s a good idea to take a step back from your day to day focus and take a look at where you are in terms of the success you’re trying to achieve. For business owners, the definition of Success is very personal, but usually it’s going to be measured by how […]

Are You Too Close to See?

With the terrible events of this past week we were all reminded to be more aware of our surroundings.  “Vigilant” is the adjective most often used to describe this level of heightened awareness.    It was a heightened awareness of surroundings that ultimately led to the successful capture of the younger suspected Boston Marathon terrorist.   As […]